If you’re camera shy or feel awkward in front of the camera, these 5 tips will help you create natural engagement photos. Real Life Photographs has been photographing since 2005. And we know how to put our clients at ease. These tips will help ease your fears of being in front of the camera.
Focus on each other
Focus on the connection that you share. Be as affectionate towards each other as you feel comfortable. Hold hands, cuddle and do what feels right to you. Remember, there’s no rule for what’s right during your camera time. Whatever is authentic to you and your relationship. Even a kiss looks more natural when it comes spontaneously from you. At first, you may feel nervous or uncomfortable in front of the camera. But chances are your fiancé feels the same way too. Laugh through the awkwardness together and your connection will shine through. Remember, Real Life Photographs will show you everything you need to know to feel at ease in front of the camera.
Try doing something you love together
Another great way to loosen up and look more natural during your engagement photos is to have them taken while doing something you love. Maybe you enjoy hiking, reading, skiing, dancing, cooking, snowshoeing etc. Whatever is special to you two–do that! Doing a shared activity that you both love will make the shoot feel authentic to who you are as a couple. Plus, it takes your mind off of having your photo taken. It will give you something to focus on that isn’t the camera.
Making the Poses your Own
A great engagement photographer will suggest poses throughout the engagement session. But feel free to make adjustments to these poses to make them your own. Try different things until it feels right to you two. If the way you’re standing or sitting feels uncomfortable or awkward to you, switch it up. Feeling comfortable is the key to looking natural. Let me say this again, FEELING COMFORTABLE IS THE KEY TO LOOKING NATURAL.
Always make sure to be doing something with your hands and arms. For the ladies, try touching your hair, playing with your clothes or holding your fiancé’s hand. For the fellas, put your fingers or thumb in your pocket, put your hand on the small of your fiancé’s back or simply touch their waste. If you’re going to go in for that smooch, touch their face or hair. Or, if that’s not you, then don’t. The key is—to try different things that are natural to you! Real Life photographs will help guide you to what looks great. But if you’re not feeling it, then you need to communicate to them. Or just try something different. The point is KEEP TRYING.
Spontaneity and Trust
For the romantic side, I’d put you in a pose that has your faces nice and close together. And then, I’d have your fiancé whisper something into your ear. Not whisper “something” but….Something that he/she would say to you, that was truly meaningful and beautiful to the two of you. Something that would make their heart melt. The reaction that follows is beautiful. It’s emotion that you can’t ask for. These prompts will help you evoke genuine emotion and a natural expression. Not romantic? Not a problem. This same pose works for the silly and fun loving! Or, a good ol’ spontaneous butt pinch goes along way. Remember Spontaneity is your best friend in a photograph.
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Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by my blog. Because you’re still reading means you’re into my work. I’m truly blessed to do what I love for a living. I appreciate your time checking out this article on 5 tips to look natural in your engagement photos. Whether you’re having your engagement session in Telluride or somewhere else in the world. Real Life Photographs is here to put you at ease in front of the camera. We’ve been photographing for over 15 years. Trust with our couples is very important to us. We know how to put you at ease in front of the camera. Connect today to learn more about how to be comfortable in front of the camera. http://reallifephotographs.com/contact/
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